Interviewing Others to Create Storytelling

How to engage others to tell great stories of techniques to be able to tell stories in your own style.

Episode 41 : Listen and They’ll Tell You Everything

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:30 — 46.2MB) Tweet Genuine listening is the key to their confidence It’s not what they say but the way you listen, that helps people to share the deepest parts of themselves. We often think we listen… but do we? Are we really listening or are we […]

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Say Hello via Audio

Tweet Don’t be shy… Say G’Day I know, you feel a little shy and you may not be totally comfortable on the microphone yet but what better way to move forward than to tell your story to someone who understands. I’ve recently installed a SoundCloud easy audio uploader so you can drop me a comment […]

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Episode 39 : The Reason They Don’t Listen to Your Life Lessons

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:07 — 51.3MB) Tweet History is philosophy taught by example. How many things have you done and lessons learnt that you could share with others. The challenge is in helping them understand the lesson without them having the same experiences. A wiser way for them to learn […]

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Interviewing as if they were Your Lover

Tweet Hanging on every word… Remember when you first meet that special person? When everything was bliss and you couldn’t bare to be apart? It didn’t matter what you did, as long as you were together, talking, laughing and loving each other. You would talk for hours wouldn’t you? And listen so intently, hanging on […]

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Episode 37 : Two Systems to Help You Unravel Your Life Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:23 — 29.7MB) Tweet Chase a Theme or Flow with the Times We know a Life Story is about an individual’s life and we want to include certain key points but how do we go about tying all the other elements together, to flush out this life, […]

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Episode 36 : Secret Interview Techniques the Professionals Don’t Even Know

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:49 — 52.3MB) Tweet Forget what you learnt at school! It’s time to record an interview. But first we need to prepare, know the personality and everything about them – Correct? This is what we’re told. All the professional interviewers say this. University courses say, in order […]

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Genealogy is Dead

Tweet There is no future in Genealogy – It’s all about the past There you are poking through the archives. Looking at old documents trying to discover the secret that is the final number to the code to reveal the next layer of your family history. If only you can find this one last piece […]

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Don’t Talk to Strangers – Tell Them Everything

Tweet Ever spilled your guts to a complete stranger? There you are, sitting on a bus, having a quiet drink or just happen to meet someone out of the blue and before you know what’s happened you find yourself telling everything to this complete stranger. Have you ever noticed how you don’t do that with […]

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Episode 34 : Publishing Your Life Story as Multimedia

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:25 — 43.5MB) Tweet Share all of Your Life Story in One System A life is not one event or experience. We all have multiple events throughout our lives often recorded on various pieces of memorabilia along with our personal memories. To share all those events with […]

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Ask for Help to Record Your Life Story

Tweet Help! Can someone talk to me? So you want to get your Life Story down. You’ve had a good look over Create Your Life Story and understand the rewards of doing this. You have an audio recorder and maybe written a few notes about what you intend to talk about. As yet, you don’t […]

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Better Ways to Use a Mouse

Tweet Doing the Obvious – Differently We often do new things without thinking. If I throw you a ball, a shovel or a pillow you would instantly act with a catch or block as an automatic reaction depending on the situation. If you were start a new task, especially something that you haven’t done before, […]

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Episode 32 : 5 Simple Steps to Starting Your Life Story Project – Today

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:36 — 53.4MB) Tweet Get started today on your Life Story or “How to avoid the overwhelm.” Don’t look at this web site! Looking at Create Your Life Story for many people, with the amount of information that is now available, can be intimidating. Do you sometimes […]

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This will Reveal Your Essence

Tweet Sum Up Your Life in Six Words A Life Story has a theme… All good stories do. Think of someone, anyone and think of the theme that sums them up. The Dalai Lama, Marilyn Monroe, Neil Armstrong, just a few famous people that you would probably have a general thematic opinion of, that you […]

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Episode 30 : How do I Write My Story? – Get a Blog!

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 25:43 — 35.7MB) Tweet Get a Blog to Learn How to Creating a Life Story Biography It takes time to produce a Life Story. Along the way there are many distractions. Some are from outside influences of your life, while some are due to the issues with […]

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Episode 29 : Stories of Celebrations in Your Life

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.7MB) Tweet How do you celebrate those special events in your life? End of the year celebrations are the time when we often assemble with family and carry on family and famular traditions that we take for granted but what are the stories of those traditions that we […]

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Episode 28 : You Can’t Make Someone Tell Their Story

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 42:33 — 58.8MB) Tweet How to help someone talk about things they don’t want to It’s an oft asked question. How do I get someone to talk and reveal something that they just refuse to talk about? This is not just for us and our desire for […]

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